By Zyneria Byrd and Elizabeth Townsend

One person is dead and another is seriously hurt following a small plane crash Tuesday in Guilford County.

The plane crashed about 11:30 a.m. on U.S. 421 South, just before the Julian exit and near the Monnett Road bridge. The highway was closed, but both lanes have since reopened. The aircraft was an experimental RV-12, National Transportation Safety Board said, and the agency is also investigating the crash.

A tarp covered part of the small plane, and FAA agents are en route to the crash scene, according to a captain with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. 

The plane was carrying two people when it crashed. Details as to what caused the incident have not been released.